Finance Policy 2024

Rising Voices Wessex choirs have been established to support people whose lives have been affected by cancer - patients, those bereaved through cancer or carers. Music also has power to communicate with individuals at times of difficulty – music making has benefits for a number of medical conditions. Through singing, the choirs aid recovery of confidence and social interaction as well as promoting the concept of living well with and after cancer. Rising Voices Wessex was launched on the 8th January 2013 and registered as a charity in January 2015.

For the charity is to achieve its aims, its trustees need to ensure its:

• assets are properly used,

• funds are spent effectively,

• financial affairs are well managed. The internal financial controls are essential checks and procedures that help charity trustees:

• meet their legal duties to safeguard the charity’s assets,

• administer the charity’s finances and assets in a way that identifies and manages risk,

• ensure the quality of financial reporting, by keeping adequate accounting records and preparing timely and relevant financial information.

The Trustee’s Board is responsible for the financial management of the charity. The Treasurer is authorized to act on the Board’s behalf on financial matters when action is required in advance of a meeting of the Trustees Board.

The Trustees Board must approve any use of any designated cash reserve fund.